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This Day in Cowboys History

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    May 9 - Traded: Tody Smith & Billy Parks to Oilers (1973); Birthdays: Brad Ecklund (Assistant coach: 1960-61, b. 1922, d. 2010), Victor Simmons (LB: 1987, b. 1964); Deaths: Charlie Ane (2007)

    Trivia: Who or what did the Cowboys get in exchange for Parks & Smith?
  2. fgoodwin

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    May 10 - Traded: Ron Sellers to Dolphins (1973), Bobby Carpenter to Rams (2010); Signed: Jesse Penn (1985); Birthdays: Jim Eidson (OL: 1976, b. 1954), Tommy Loy (Trumpeter: 1966-89; b. 1930), Walt Yowarsky (Scout: 1980-05, b. 1928)

    Triva: (1) Who did the Cowboys get in exchange for Sellers? (2) Who did the Cowboys get in exchange for Carpenter? (3) Yowarsky is credited with convincing the Cowboys to draft which slow kid who would retire as one of the NFL's all-time greats?
  3. fgoodwin

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    May 11 - Re-signed: Jim Jeffcoat (1989); Opened: Planet Tan (1995); Media: Brad Sham returns as play-by-play announcer (1998); Deaths: Ennis Haywood (2003)

    Trivia: (1) What does Planet Tan have to do with the Cowboys? (2) Why did Sham leave in the first place? (3) Who was Ennis Haywood?
  4. fgoodwin

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    May 12 - Lost in free agency: Peppi Zellner to Redskins (2003); Birthdays: Tom Braatz (LB: 1960, b. 1933), Fred Dugan (E: 1960, b. 1933), Kalen Thornton (LB: 2004, b. 1982); Deaths: Ron Springs (2011)

    Trivia: What was Springs' nickname? Why was he given that name?
  5. fgoodwin

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    May 13 - Acquired: Fred Cone from Packers (1960); Released: Troy Hambrick (2004); Named: Cowboys Stadium name officially announced (2009); Birthdays: Lester Brinkley (DE: 1990, b. 1965); Deaths: Colin Ridgeway (1993)

    Trivia: Before Jerry made his announcement, a Fortune 500 company was rumored to be considering a naming rights sponsorship of Cowboys Stadium -- which company was it, and how much was Jerry reportedly asking for the annual naming rights?
  6. fgoodwin

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    May 14 - Acquired: Danny Villanueva from Rams (1965); Hired: Bob Ackles as Player Personnel Director, Dick Mansperger as College Scouting Director, John Wooten as Pro Personnel Director (1989); Birthdays: Reggie Collier (QB: 1986, b. 1961), Kevin Lilly (DL: 1989, b. 1963), Kelvin Martin (WR: 1987-92, 96, b. 1965), Dave Widell (OL: 1988-89, b. 1965).

    Trivia: Collier was the first black quarterback to start a game for the Dallas Cowboys -- who was the second?
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    For some reason, AT&T is sticking in my head as the rumored company. $50 Mill / year?
  8. fgoodwin

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    AT&T is correct -- the number I read was $25M/year but I've never seen a confirmation of any number from Jerry, AT&T or anyone else. So you're guess is as good as mine!
  9. fgoodwin

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    May 15 - Traded: Thomas Henderson to 49ers (1980); Birthdays: Nate Hemsley (LB: 1997-99, b. 1974), Ryan Leaf (QB: 2001, b. 1976), Artie Smith (DE: 1998, b. 1970), Emmitt Smith (RB: 1990-02, HOF: 2010, b. 1969)

    Trivia: As a freshman, Smith reached 1,000 yds faster than anyone in college football history; how many games did it take?
  10. fgoodwin

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    May 16 - Fired: John Wooten as Pro Personnel Director (1991); Birthdays: Jerry Norton (DB: 1962, b. 1931), Bob Slowik (Assistant coach: 1992, b. 1954)

    Trivia: Norton came to the Cowboys in a three-way trade: the Colts sent a draft pick to the Cards, the Cards sent Norton to the Cowboys, and the Cowboys sent a player to the Colts -- who was the player?
  11. fgoodwin

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    May 17 - Waived: Corey Procter (2010); Honored: Russell Maryland elected to College Football HOF (2011); Birthdays: Scott Case (DB: 1995, b. 1962), Matt Eberflus (Assistant coach: 2011, b. 1970), Timmy Newsome (FB: 1980-88, b. 1958), Pat Toomay (DE: 1970-74, b. 1948), Norv Turner (Offensive Coordinator: 1991-93, b. 1952); Deaths: John Gonzaga (2007)

    Trivia: What was Scott Case's nickname? Who gave him that name?
  12. fgoodwin

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    May 18 - Ownership: Sale of Cowboys to Bum Bright completed (1984); Birthdays: Flozell Adams (OL: 1998-09, b. 1975), Ray Donaldson (C: 1995-96, b. 1958), Alcender Jackson (G: 2000, b. 1977)

    Trivia: What is Adams' nickname? Who gave him that name?
  13. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Hotel of course. Don't know who gave it to him though. Or, don't remember...was it Emmit by chance?
  14. fgoodwin

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    Flozell got the nickname while still at Michigan State. The media covering the Spartans gave him the name.
  15. fgoodwin

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    May 20 - Released: Ryan Leaf (2002); Re-signed: Tony Romo (2005), Marion Barber & Terence Newman (2008); Honors: Ray Donaldson inducted into Georgia Sports HOF (2006); Birthdays: Ryan Fowler (LB: 2004-06, b. 1982), Laurent Robinson (WR: 2011, b. 1985)

    Trivia: Robinson is only the second Cowboy that played college football at Illinois State; who was the first?
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Avieon Cason.
  17. fgoodwin

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    Correct.
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    May 21 - Signed: Gene Killian (1974); Birthdays: Montrae Holland (G: 2008, 2011; b. 1980), Rob Petitti (T: 2005, b. 1982), Tyson Thompson (RB: 2005-07, b. 1981), Dave Wannstedt (Defensive Coordinator: 1989-92, b. 1952), John Wilbur (OL: 1966-69, b. 1943), Randal Williams (WR: 2001-04, b. 1978)

    Trivia: On this day in 2001, Governor Rick Perry signed a bill that had some significance for Cowboy fans -- what was it?
  19. fgoodwin

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    May 23 - Traded: Jerry Rhome to Browns (1969); Signed: Jim Jeffcoat (1983); Retired: Keyshawn Johnson (2007); Birthdays: Lance Frazier (DB: 2004, b. 1981)

    Trivia: Dallas received two draft choices for Rhome -- who did the Cowboys select with those picks?
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Charlie Waters and Steve Kiner.

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